Energy

The Keystone pipeline, delay is the name of the game

by Marita Noon The four-year saga of the Keystone XL pipeline is a textbook case of the game Washington politicians play. To avoid making decisions that might anger one constituency or another, they appoint a committee or commission a study and then sit back, hoping the report never comes in.  If they don’t like the …

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Obama’s Green Energy Crony Corruption – Chapter 4 of 6

Companies that received special DOI fast-tracked approval Chapter 4: The First Solar Swindle by Marita Noon   As we dig deeper in the green-energy crony corruption-story, it begins to sound more and more like the making of a big-budget Hollywood thriller. This installment on First Solar includes billionaire investors, corporate welfare, favoritism, threats, exaggerations, lawsuits …

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Obama declared war on America’s coal, oil and gas, and wasted billions on solar, wind and biofuels

by Alan Caruba I suspect that most people think the Earth is running out of oil or that the U.S. and the rest of the world are “addicted” to its use. Both beliefs are wrong, but in different ways. First because the Earth produces oil in abundance deep within its mantel in ways that have …

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EPA regulations cost $104.5 billion versus $5 billion for the entire rest of the government!

by Alan Caruba A bit of news that slipped beneath the radar on September 11th was the announcement by the Competitive Enterprise Institute that it had filed a legal suit in the federal district court for the District of Columbia challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to shield a senior official’s practice of hiding public …

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Major Constitutional Limits on Climate Change Policy

by Harrison H. Schmitt, Apollo 17 Moonwalker, AmericasUncommonSense.com The Constitution of the United States of America sets clear limits on the powers of the Federal Government and permits exercise of those powers only in specifically enumerated activities that relate to providing for the “common defence“, promoting the “general Welfare“, and securing “the Blessings of Liberty” …

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Obama’s Anti-Keystone Pipeline Decision: Unconstitutional Energy Policy

by Harrison H. Schmitt, AmericasUncommonSense Conscious and deliberate decisions by President Obama and his Administration reduce future domestic supplies of energy. These actions violate the President’s constitutional mandate to “provide for the common Defence.” The withholding of approval for the development of the Keystone Pipeline to bring Canadian crude oil to refineries in the United …

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Why solar power, as a source of energy for the power grid, will simply never work

by Porter Stansberry, Stansberry & Associates Investment Research [Porter Stansberry has given PolyMontana his personal permission to republish this article. Here, Porter describes why solar energy cannot compete with carbon fuel energy. Porter not only shows his excellent insight into investment research but also his excellent understanding of physics and thermodynamics. – Ed]

1946 Nobel Laureate lied about danger of low radiation dosage

UMass researcher points to suppression of evidence on radiation effects by 1946 Nobel Laureate … Public release  20-Sep-2011 AMHERST, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental toxicologist Edward Calabrese, whose career research shows that low doses of some chemicals and radiation are benign or even helpful, says he has uncovered evidence that one of the …

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A Rational Look at Renewable Energy

The implications of intermittent power by Kimball Rasmussen, President and CEO, Deseret Power, November 2010, Edition 1.2 Download the complete PDF report. Here are the highlights: Effectively, we end up building new fossil-fueled peaking power plants (usually natural gas) to back up the wind resources that were intended to eliminate fossil-fueled resources in the first …

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Is Germany still capable of making rational decisions?

by Gordon J. Fulks Quem deus vult perere, dementat prius — Whom the gods would destroy, they first make insane. Germany’s precipitous decision to shut down eight nuclear power plants last March and the remainder by 2022 is curious coming from a German Chancellor with a PhD in physics. Under pressure from Greens who exploit …

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Green Energy Failure

by Ross McKitrick, Financial Post The pledge by Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak to roll back key provisions of the Ontario Green Energy Act is a courageous move and deserves to be applauded. It will likely spark intense debates as we head into the upcoming election. It is hard to say whether public opinion will …

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Wake up Montana: Netherlands drops wind for nuclear

by Andrew Orlowski,  The Register In a radical change of policy, the Netherlands is reducing its targets for renewable energy and slashing the subsidies for wind and solar power. It’s also given the green light for the country’s first new nuclear power plants for almost 40 years. Why the change? Wind and solar subsidies are …

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Wind power: Even worse than you thought

by Lewis Page, The Register A new analysis of wind energy supplied to the UK National Grid in recent years has shown that wind farms produce significantly less electricity than had been thought, and that they cause more problems for the Grid than had been believed.

John Muir Trust: Wind Farms are Totally Useless

by John Muir Trust Report Questions Wind Power’s Ability to Deliver Electricity When Most Needed Stuart Young Consulting, with support from the John Muir Trust, has released a report studying the ability of wind power to make a significant contribution to the UK’s energy supply. It concludes that the average power output of wind turbines …

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On The Verge Of Safe Reactors That Will Revolutionize World

by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Investors Business Daily The events in Japan are disastrous and heartbreaking, but they should not be used to stop us from safely utilizing nuclear energy for the benefit of our nation. As a senior member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, I am a strong advocate for safe …

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